I have never witnessed a location change so much per season before capturing the Bonneville Salt Flats. I’ve photographed couples there in almost every season and it never disappoints. From the dried out salt lakes of summer to the flooded lakes of winter–I love being there for all of it! Check out this Bonneville Salt Flats sunset elopement caught on a summer day that was even hotter than we expected!
My top two favorite seasons to visit the salt flats are summer and winter. The summer for the flat’s classic look and the winter because I believe the unpopular opinion that the flooded salt flats are actually better than dry ones. Somehow, shooting the Bonneville Salt Flats in winter when flooded is superior and I can’t exactly explain why.
A different kind of beauty is created as the sunset reflects over the open expanse of placid water. It’s seriously one of the coolest places to take photos in wintertime. You just have to embrace the cold and run with it!
Not only are the Bonneville Salt Flats such a clean and beautiful setting for all seasons, it’s also one of the most extraordinarily unique places in the world. The flats are expansive, perfect for a ceremony or picnic dinner, or just running around and having fun!
At Gayle and Joe’s Bonneville Salt Flats sunset elopement the evening was perfect weather: sunny with blue clear skies as an incredible contrast to the white salt and mountains in the background. It’s insane how unique the landscape looks with the weird phenomenon of naturally occurring hexagon-like shapes. Even after the sun sets, it’s hands down the best place to take blue hour photos. The chef’s kiss to a perfect evening!
The style of this Utah elopement was chic and romantic with an intimate table setting and ceremony decor designed by Megan of Curated Mess Co. Take it from the style of Gayle and Joe’s salt flats wedding for how beautiful this otherworldly spot can look! Literally this was one of the dreamiest Bonneville Salt Flats sunset elopements I’ve ever witnessed.
All of the romantic vibes were also carried over by Gayle’s short boho wedding dress. When it comes to how you plan your day, there shouldn’t be any rules. Short dress or long, white or champagne color, veil or no veil, ballroom or salt flats–you can make it exactly how you want it! If you’re a bride thinking of wearing a short dress on your big day then let this be a sign to you!
Photographer | Dani Purington Photography
Design & Style | Megan of Curated Mess Co
Elopement Location | Bonneville Salt Flats
Florals | Blooms & Company
HMUA | Bridal by Caitlin
Rentals | Alpine Event Co, In the Event, Diamond Event and Tent
Dress | Raw & Golden Rentals